The Titans don't have a lot to hang their hat on defensively, but one of the things that Ray Horton has brought is linebacker blitzes.
Horton loves to twist linebackers and to bring pressure from every angle to try to make quarterbacks uncomfortable. Lately, his best way to get into a quarterback's head is to send Avery Williamson on a stunt up the middle. Williamson's burst and ability to fight through the trash make him an ideal blitzing linebacker.
This week, Titans fans can expect a lot of twist stunts aimed at confusing ailing left guard Matt Tobin. Tobin is the Eagles lowest graded starting offensive lineman with a grade of -8.2, and has allowed 11 hurries in just seven games.
The Titans need to keep a thumb on Mark Sanchez today, and keep him from getting into a rhythm. When defenses make Sanchez speed up, his already shaky mechanics break down and he turns into the New York Jets version of Mark Sanchez.
Whether it is Williamson up the middle, or Horton finding a way to isolate Casey on Tobin, the Titans know they have to get pressure and win this game, especially if they let LeSean McCoy run as well as they let LeVeon Bell run.
Edit: Andrew Gardner will actually get the start for the Eagles at the guard position.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Andrew Gardner will start today vs. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Titans?src=hash">#Titans</a> at RG over Matt Tobin, which will be his his 3rd <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NFL?src=hash">#NFL</a> start, and all with the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Eagles?src=hash">#Eagles</a>.</p>— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) <a href="https://twitter.com/caplannfl/status/536548386896240640">November 23, 2014</a></blockquote>
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Gardner has been even worse than Tobin, with eight hurries allowed in just 3.5 games with meaningful stats.